UK relaxes Iran travel service
July 25, 2015 6:06 pm
The Foreign Office has relaxed its travel advice for British nationals visiting Iran.
British citizens are still being told to avoid border areas close to Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
But they are no longer being advised to avoid all but essential travel to the rest of the country.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said there had been “decreasing hostility under President [Hassan] Rouhani’s government”.
The advice brings the UK into line with most of its international partners, officials said.
The move comes weeks after talks ended in agreement on the future shape of Iran’s nuclear programme.
Under the deal, Iran must curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.